Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Steve Jobs was Denied a Knighthood

According to the Telegraph, in 2009, Steve Jobs was to be knighted by my very own Queen of England, but the plans fell through, as he had refused an invitation to speak at a Labour Party conference.


He was to be knighted for his services to technology, but failing to attend the conference, the government apparently decided to block his knighthood. However, as he is an American citizen, he would not have been known as Sir Steve Jobs, as this title is reserved for British citizens only.


It all seems a little childish to me.
As for his leave of absence, no comments have been released and all news is hearsay.


On another note, it's March 2nd tomorrow which means the Proverbial iPad 2 launch is nearly upon us.


What are everyone's hopes for tomorrow's conference/keynote?


17 comments:

  1. LMAO, oh silly Steve, knighthood is for heros.

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  2. Man the weirdest shit happens all the time rofl makes you wonderh ow weird it really is :P (+Follow!)

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  3. Haha yeah, that guy is just silly. why would you not go to your own knighting? -_-

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  4. Not quite sure whether he actually deserved one anyway myself :P

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  5. yh kinda stupid, still doesnt change much...

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  6. I didn't truly realize what a strange place the world was until the idea of computer designers/spokesmen getting knighted came up. o.O

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  7. The iPad 2 revealing tomorrow should be pretty exciting. I've heard it's got more RAM, a dual core CPU, and is noticeably thinner/lighter. Wish there were some cold hard facts, but we gotta wait until 1pm PST tomorrow.

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  8. Oh Steve, I dont know what to think about you..

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  9. Personally I think not attending a labour conference is a good reason TO be knighted.

    Didn't know our govt could block knighting, that's pretty silly.

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  10. First steve smuggles shuriken onto a plane then he tries to be a knight? What next? Piracy?

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  11. If richard branson has been knighted, I don't see why steve jobs shouldn't!

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  12. Hahahaha why do they knight people like this?

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  13. I just can't...
    Realllyyy?...
    This world.

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